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Donna Air And Joe McFadden Join Stacey Dooley And James Buckley To Complete The Cast As 2:22 A GHOST STORY’S Returns To The West End


02 May 2024

PERFORMANCES AT THE GIELGUD THEATRE START ON 25 MAY FOR A LIMITED 10 WEEK RUN

Runaway Entertainment presents

2:22 - A GHOST STORY

The hit play by Danny Robins

Directed by Matthew Dunster & Isabel Marr

Runaway Entertainment today announces the final two cast members for the return of 2:22 - A Ghost Story to London’s West End later this month. Donna Air will play Lauren and Joe McFadden will play Sam, joining Stacey Dooley as Jenny, in her stage debut, and James Buckley reprising the role of Ben.

​Running for a strictly limited 10-week season at the Gielgud Theatre, where the second cast of the show performed in 2020/21, the season also runs concurrently with the hugely successful and record-breaking UK tour which concludes in Salford in June, and a Dublin season at 3Olympia Theatre, which will perform from 20 June -  22 August. This means that the shows will be running concurrently in Manchester, then Dublin and London!

​Previews at the Gielgud Theatre start on 25 May and the run will end on 4 August. Tickets are now on sale.

At the time of announcing 2:22 A Ghost Story has been seen by over 690,000 people in 18 UK cities including London, plus international seasons in LA and Melbourne. This second Gielgud Theatre run will be the show’s 7th West End season.

Donna Air said "I’m so excited to be playing the role of Lauren in one of my favourite plays in the West End - 2.22. I’m looking forward to getting back on stage and seeing you all there!"

Joe McFadden said "I’m really stoked to be returning to the West End in this much-loved, hit show and its latest production at the Gielgud Theatre with this fantastic cast. It’s a beautifully crafted script that has plenty of scares and is hilarious in places and I can’t wait to see what audiences make of our version."  

Written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and directed by Matthew Dunster and Isabel Marr; 2:22 is an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge and ghosts may, or may not, appear…

What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?

 

 

“THERE’S SOMETHING IN OUR HOUSE. I HEAR IT EVERY NIGHT, AT THE SAME TIME"

Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben. Can the dead really walk again? Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they’re going to stay up... until 2:22... and then they’ll know.

A slick, chilling, romp of a play” The Guardian

‘A modern classic’ Sunday Times

The production premiered in 2020 at the Noel Coward Theatre, starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser, and Jake Wood, where it won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Play. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for 10 weeks, starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan, and Giovanna Fletcher, which completed its run on 12 February 2021. For the first season at the Criterion (May - September 2022), the cast included Tom Felton, Mandip Gill, Sam Swainsbury, and Beatriz Romilly, the second Criterion season starred Laura Whitmore, Matt Willis, Felix Scott, and Tamsin Carroll. 

The box office record-breaking run at the Lyric starring Cheryl, Jake Wood, Scott Karim, and Louise Ford, concluded its run on 23 April 2023. The West End season at the Apollo Theatre starred Sophia Bush, Ricky Champ, Clifford Samuel and Jaime Winstone before Frankie Bridge took over from Sophia Bush in the role of Lauren. 

2:22 A Ghost Story then set off on a UK tour in Autumn 2023 with Joe Absolom, Charlene Boyd, Nathaniel Curtis and Louisa Lytton in the cast. The current cast for the second leg of the tour includes Vera Chok as Lauren, Jay McGuiness as Ben, George Rainsford as Sam and Fiona Wade as Jenny.

2:22 - A Ghost Story features set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Cindy Lin, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound and illusions by Chris Fisher. Casting by Matilda James.

2:22 - A Ghost Story is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Isobel David and Kater Gordon. 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

2:22 - A Ghost Story
By Danny Robins
Directed by Matthew Dunster & Isabel Marr

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR

Box Office: 0344 482 5151 | online

First Performance- Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm

Final Performance - Sunday 4 August, 6pm

Tuesday - Saturday - 7.30pm

Saturday matinee - 2.30pm

Sunday - 2pm and 6pm

Age limit 12+

Marketing Contact

Martin Gray @ EMG

BIOGRAPHIES

Donna Air
Donna Air is an English media personality, actress and singer, first starting her television career aged just 10 on the CBBC series ‘Byker Grove’. Having found early success, Donna then joined pop duo ‘Crush’ and toured the United States and Asia, before returning to the UK and signing to MTV. As a presenter, she hosted shows including ‘MTV Select’, ‘The Big Breakfast’, and ‘TFI Friday’. Concurrent to her presenting duties, Donna also found time to star in TV series such as ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Hotel Babylon’, and ‘A Dinner of Herbs’. She has also starred in films such as ‘The Mummy Returns’ and ‘Bad Day’. She has taken part in reality shows including ITV’s ‘Splash!’ and ‘Dancing on Ice’ and the second series of The Split - BBC1. Donna has also taken up a position as Contributing Style Editor for Hello Magazine, as well as teaming up with Markus Lupfer to create a range of children’s clothes exclusively for Debenham’s.

Donna is also the founder and Creative Director of Little Bird, a high-end jewellery brand which has featured heavily on QVC.

 

 

James Buckley
BAFTA and British Comedy Award nominee, James Buckley, is best known for his role as Jay Cartwright in the multi-award winning series The Inbetweeners for Channel 4. Following the TV series came two feature films, with The Inbetweeners 2 receiving record-breaking success for the biggest ever opening day for a comedy at the UK box office. Other film credits include The Comedian’s Guide to Survival (Amazon Prime), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Universal Pictures), The Pyramid (20th Century Fox), The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (Lionsgate). TV credits include: I Feel Bad (NBC Universal), White Gold (BBC2), Zapped! (UKTV Dave), Doctor Who (BBC One), Rock N Chips (BBC One) and Finders Keepers (Channel 5). James is thrilled to be returning to the West End, 20 years since making his debut in Les Miserables as a child. 

 

 

Stacey Dooley
Stacey Dooley is one of Britain's most loved documentary presenters.

She rose to prominence in 2008, appearing as a contributor on BBC3 series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts;. From 2009 to present day, Stacey has produced an array of social-issue themed documentaries concerning sex trafficking, domestic abuse and prisons from some of the world’s most hostile territories, bringing a voice and platform to many earnt her an MBE for services to broadcasting in 2018.

In more BBC3 documentaries Stacey Dooley Investigates took her to Russia; Florida; Iraq; and Hungary; Thailand and Kenya to explore more challenging issues such as child exploitation; sex offenders; domestic violence; War; wage exploitation and pollution in the fashion industry and coming face-to-face with an ISIS soldier for which she won a One World Media Award. Some of the episodes of this series won the title of the Most Watched Documentaries on BBC iPlayer. 

She is a big advocate for children's TV and has worked closely with CBBC for a number of years on programmes such as The Pets FactorThe Nine to Five with Stacey DooleyShow Me What Your Made Of and The Young and Homeless for BBC Children In Need where Stacey explored the extent of homelessness in the UK. 

Stacey was crowned the winner of the 16th series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing in December 2018 and named as Grazia’s new Contributing editor for Investigations in early 2019. 

2019 saw Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over debuted on UKTV’s W Channel. Within the series Stacey stayed with families and couples  focusing on relationships and family life. She takes us through a 72-hour cycle as a house guest, learning all the routines and rituals that make each one unique. They ranged from parents with no rules; Mormon families; strictly Orthodox Jews and eco warriors. The latest series of Stacey Sleeps Over USA aired it's fourth series this year. This time it saw her meet families and individuals in the USA, again lifting the lid on more fascinating and unusual lifestyles.

Her debut book On the Frontline with the Women who Fight Back, draws on encounters with the brave, wonderful women Stacey has met over her career to explore, at its centre, womanhood in the world today - it quickly made its way onto The Sunday Times Bestseller list. In 2022, Stacey Dooley released her new book Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency, following on from her two BBC documentaries on mental health for BBC2.

From 2019 other documentaries include; Stacey Dooley: Locked up with the Lifers; Spycam Sex Criminals; Costa del Narcos; The Whale Hunters; Stacey Dooley on the Psych Ward Face to Face with Isis; The Bounty Hunters;  Stalkers; Inside The Covent and Inside the Undertakers. Many of them quickly became most watched on BBC iPlayer. 

Non documentary work includes: Glow up for BBC3; DNA Family Secrets for BBC2,  which is in its third series and where Stacey meets people across the UK who want to unlock mysteries hidden within their genetic code and an interview series for Eastenders, Secrets from the Square for BBC1.

In 2023 Stacey then fronted and co-produced with her company Little Dooley, Stacey Dooley: Ready for War? She followed a group of Ukrainian Civilians as they arrived in the UK to begin five weeks of intensive army training against Russia. This is one of several documentaries Little Dooley has produced; including Two Daughters which won her two RTS awards in 2023, for Factual – Documentary and On Screen Personality.

To date Stacey has presented over 100 docs for the BBC.

 

 

Joe McFadden
Joe is probably best known for playing surgeon Raf Di Lucca in Holby City and motorbike policeman Joe Mason in 60s drama Heartbeat, and for winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. Other television credits are Dr Jack Marshland in Cranford, Alistair in Casualty, Prentice McHoan in The Crow Road, Dallas McCabe in Sex, Chips and Rock ’n’ Roll, as well as roles in Sparkhouse, Judge John Deed, The Law, High Road and Taggart. Past theatre roles include playing Mark Cohen in Rent at The Shaftesbury Theatre, Keith in Rainbow Kiss at The Royal Court, Ed in Torch Song Trilogy at The Menier Chocolate Factory, Georg in She Loves Me and J Pierrepoint Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Chichester Festival Theatre, King James in Treason at The London Palladium, Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Edinburgh Playhouse, John in A life in the Theatre at The Lyceum, Edinburgh, Sloane In Entertaining Mr Sloane at Theatr Clwyd, Claude in 15 Seconds at Traverse, Edinburgh, Aladdin in Aladdin at The Old Vic and The Writer in The Missing for National Theatre of Scotland. Joe has toured the UK most recently playing The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His other tours include playing Jason Rudd in The Mirror Crack’d, Ollie in The House On Cold​.

 

 

Understudies

Letitia Hector
Letitia Hector, a comedic and dramatic actress who trained in Musical Theatre and has worked in a combination of all TV, Film and Theatre.

TV credits include; 'Famalam' (BBC), US Series 'The Box', 'Succession' (HBO), Ted's Top Ten (ITV), 'Venus vs Mars' (SKY)

Theatre credits include; 'Thriller' (West End Lyric Theatre/International Tour), 'The Lost Love Speakeasy', 'Hamilton (Lewis) - (EdFringe/King's Head Theatre), 'Cinderella' 2017 and 2023 (Belgrade Theatre)

Ché Walker
Ché’s recent stage credits include Othello (Globe) The Prince (Southwark Playhouse), Intra Muros (Park Theatre), which Ché also directed. Other stage credits include Mark Ravenhill’s Biloxi Blues (Salisbury Playhouse); Christmas (Bush Theatre).  Ché    has also appeared in The Globe's previous productions of Othello & Love’s Labour’s Lost.

TV credits include Riches (ITV); The Chelsea Detective (Acorn TV); Youngers (Channel 4); Holby City, and The Office (BBC).

As a writer and director, Ché’s credits include Been So Long (Royal Court), which was adapted into a feature film by Greenacre/BFI/Film 4, the award-winning play Flesh Wound (Royal Court); Crazy Love (Paines Plough); The FrontlineThe Lightning Child (The Globe); Lovesong (ETT); The Ballad of Klook & Vinette (Park Theatre); The Etienne Sisters (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Time Is Love (Finborough Theatre); and Wolf Cub (Hampstead Theatre).

Ché has also written for screen; his short film My Old Flame (Channel 4) was directed by Academy Award winner Asif Kapadia.

Ché has been an associate teacher at RADA, and has further taught  at LAMDA, RCSSD, East15, Webber Douglas Academy, and Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles.

Danny Robins - Writer
Danny Robins is an award-winning writer and journalist. He most recently created The Battersea Poltergeist, an 8-part podcast that combined drama and documentary to tell a real-life ghost story, starring Toby Jones and Dafne Keen. It became a global phenomenon – the #1 Drama Podcast across the whole world, including the US, and sparked a bidding war for the TV rights. Danny is now adapting it for TV with Hollywood producers Blumhouse. The series recently won the Gold Award for Best Serialised Podcast at the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Danny’s first stage play, Rudy’s Rare Records, co-commissioned by Birmingham Rep and Hackney Empire was a critical and commercial success (“A wonderful funny, humane play.” The Daily Telegraph). The follow up was the acclaimed End of the Pier at London’s Park Theatre (“A tour de force” Sunday Times) His debut radio drama The Most Wanted Man in Sweden was nominated for the Writers’ Guild’s Tinniswood Award. He has created and written various shows for TV and radio, including the Bafta-nominated hit series Young Dracula, Rudy’s Rare Records and The Cold Swedish Winter. He also presented the podcast series Haunted. His new 15 part podcast series, Uncanny, for BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 4, exploring real-life ghost stories, launched on October 20th. “A contemporary Van Helsing… like Bram Stoker’s character, he’s a paranormal hunting polymath…” Sunday Times

Matthew Dunster - Director
Matthew is an Olivier-nominated director, a playwright and actor. Matthew directed Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter (The Bridge), and Hangmen (Royal Court, The Wyndhams, West End, and at The Atlantic). Directing credits include: True West (The Vaudeville, West End); Oedipus (Bunkamura Theatre, Tokyo); Liberian Girl (Royal Court); The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Theatre); Love’s Sacrifice (RSC); Imogen, Much Ado About Nothing, Doctor Faustus (Shakespeare’s Globe); Love the Sinner (National Theatre); Mametz (National Theatre Wales); Before the Party (Almeida Theatre); A Sacred Flame (English Touring); You Can See the Hills, 1984, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Macbeth (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Mogadishu (Royal Exchange Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith). 

Isabel Marr - Director
Isabel is a Theatre Director born and raised in London with a passion for new writing. She recently directed and curated Deep Night, Dark Night in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, a series of horror plays featuring new writing by Jeanette Winterson, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Diana Evans. Isabel has worked extensively as an Associate Director both on and off the West End. As an associate director at Shakespeare’s Globe she ran two year-long international touring companies, looking after six plays that played across the world. Isabel has also worked as a Casting Associate on feature films including Benjamin and Pond Life (Open Palm Films) and frequently works in TV development. She studied at Oxford University.

Credits as Director include: Deep Night, Dark Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); Terrifying Women (Golden Goose Theatre); NSFW (Edinburgh Fringe/Oxford Playhouse); Jumpy (Oxford Playhouse); Saved (Oxford Playhouse); Look Back in Anger (Edinburgh Fringe).

Credits as Associate Director include: The Pillowman (West End); The Unfriend (West End); John Gabriel Borkman (Bridge Theatre); The Southbury Child (Bridge Theatre); Twelfth Night; PericlesThe Comedy of Errors; The Taming of TheShrew; The Merchant of Venice (all Shakespeare’s Globe, National and International Tour), John Gabriel Borkman (Bridge Theatre)

As Assistant Director: Macbeth; The Secret Theatre; The Inn at Lydda; The Tempest (all Shakespeare’s Globe).

@222AGhostStory #222AGhostStory 

 

 

Anna Fleischle - Set Designer
Anna is an award-winning set and costume designer, working internationally in theatre, opera and dance. Her work is infused with the psychological drama and subtext of the play.

Theatre Includes: Once Upon A One More Time (upcoming, Nederlander, 2021); Hamlet (upcoming, Young Vic, 2021); A Kind of People, The Kid Stays in the Picture (& Complicité), Hangmen (& West End/Broadway, 2016 Olivier Award Winner for Best Set Design) and Liberian Girl (Royal Court); Death of A Salesman (Young Vic/West End); Hedda Tesman (Chichester Festival); Two Ladies, A German Life, A Very Very Very Dark Matter (Bridge); Home, I’m Darling (2019 Olivier Award Nomiee for Best Set Design and Best Costume Design.Theatr Clwyd/National/West End.); The Writer, Before the Party (Almeida); The Way of the World (Donmar); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Crucible; Sheffield; West End; UK tour; Korea); MuchAdo About Nothing, Troilus and Cressida (Globe); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Old Vic); Beware of Pity (Schaubühne, Berlin/Complicité); Tiger Bay (Wales Millennium Centre/Cape Town Opera); Terror (Lyric, Hammersmith); Don Juan in Soho (West End); Rent: 20th Anniversary Production (St James/Theatr Clwyd/UK tour); The Exorcist (Birmingham Rep/West End/UK tour); The Two Noble Kinsmen, Cymbeline, Love’s Sacrifice (RSC); Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air); Before I Leave (National Theatre Wales); The End of Longing (West End); John (National/DV8/International Tour); West Side Story, Blindsided, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Rat’s Tales (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Can We Talk About This (National/DV8/International tour/Sydney Opera House); Love The Sinner (National); As You Like It (Curve, Leicester); You Can See The Hills, Love and Money (2007 Olivier Award Nominee For Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate TheatreRoyal Exchange, Manchester/Young Vic).

Opera includesOrfeo (upcoming, Vienna Staatsoper, 2022); Weimar Nightfall: Seven Deadly Sins (LA Philharmonic); Don Giovanni, Iphigenie en Tauride, Paul Bunyan, King Priam (English Touring Opera);Candide (Opéra National de Lorraine); Zaide (Sadler’s Wells/Classical Opera Company/UK tour).

Dance includes: Message In A  Bottle (Sadler’s Wells); Second Coming (Scottish Dance Theatre). John; Can We Talk About This (National/DV8/International tour/Sydney Opera House).

Screen includesMonologue Hub / Soliloquy (Underexposed Arts).

Installations includeThe Unforgotten (Young Vic).​

Fellowships include: Founding Member of Scene/Change (2020 – present); Associate Artist, Young Vic (2020 – present); Board Member, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (2019 - present); Ambassador for PiPA (2019 – present).

Awards include: Olivier Award for Best Set Design (2016), Critics’ Circle Best Designer Award (2015) and Evening Standard Award for Best Design (2015) (Hangmen); Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera (2014) (King Priam / Paul Bunyan).

Cindy Lin - Costume Designer
Cindy Lin a set and costume designer for live performance with a background in filmmaking. Cindy ultimately transitioned into live performance when she trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (MA Theatre Design). Her film background combined with a passion for live performance gives her a unique approach to visual storytelling that inspires atmospheric design. Theatre credits include: Screwdriver (Lyric Hammersmith), Actually (Trafalgar Studios), Dismantle This Room (Royal Court Theatre and Bush Theatre), Breathe (Bunker Theatre), Hurricane Protest Songs (Graeae), Electra (RWCMD). 

Opera credits include: Madam Butterfly (OperaUpClose), Faust AlbertaOrpheus and Eurydice (Opera in the City Festival). Dance credits include: Heist (Zoielogic). In addition, Cindy is part of the Old Vic 12 2020-2021 cohort, a Royal Opera House bursary recipient in 2017, and a Linbury Prize finalist in 2015.

Lucy Carter - Lighting Designer
Lucy Carter is a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed Lighting Designer. She was awarded the 2018 Critics Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance. She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Knight of Illumination Award for Dance for Chroma (2008) and for Woolf Works (2015); winner of the 2013 TMA Achievement award in Opera for Lohengrin; and the 2004 Olivier Dance Award for 2 Human. Theatre credits include: Escaped Alone, Coriolanus (Crucible Theatre); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End & UK Tour); On the Town (Hyogo Performing Arts, Japan); Home, I’m Darling (National Theatre and West End); The Almighty Sometimes (The Royal Exchange); Oil (Almeida); The End of Longing (West End); Medea, Emil and the Detectives, Blurred Lines and Husband and Sons (National Theatre).Opera credits include: Orphée (ENO); Katya Kabanova (Royal Opera House - Best New Opera Production, Olivier Awards 2019); Hansel and Gretel (Royal Opera House); Werther (Bergen National Opera); Elektra (Goteborg Opera); Lohengrin (Greek National Opera, Polish National Opera, Welsh National Opera); La Finta Giardiniera (Glyndebourne, Teatro alla Scala); Peter Grimes (Aldeburgh on the Beach); Salomé, The Dream of Gerontius (ENO at The Royal Festival Hall). Dance credits include: McGregor and Mugler, Woolf Works, Obsidian Tear, Afterite, Yugen, Multiverse, Chroma and Autobiography with long-term collaborator Wayne McGregor; Threshold (Le Patin Libre); The Most Incredible Thing (Sadlers Wells & Charlotte Ballet). Other credits include: lighting design for Gareth Pugh’s Women’s Collection in London Fashion Week 2017 and 2019, and Paloma Faith’s performance at the Brit Awards 2015.

Ian Dickinson for Autograph - Sound Designer
Recent credits: Fracked (Chichester) Before I Leave (Cardiff) Elegy, Roots (Donmar), Uncle Vanya (Almeida), Husbands And Sons (National), Hangmen (Royal Court/Wyndhams/Broadway) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Olivier Award and Drama Desk Award - Apollo / National Theatre/Broadway); Jerusalem (royal Court, West End and Broadway, Olivier Award Best sound design) This House, Port (National Theatre); The River (Royal Court and Broadway). The Nether (Royal Court/West End) Loves Sacrifice (RSC), Rules For Living and The Red Lion (National) The Days the Nights the Wounds and The Night (Linbury Studio); A Taste of Honey, Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre); The Weir (Wyndhams); (Donmar / Radio 3); The Machine (Manchester International Festival); Company (west end and Broadway), Small Island (National Theatre), Uncle Vanya ( Harold Pinter theatre),  This House (West End), Angels in America ( National Theatre), Europe(Donmar), The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (Bridge Theatre).

For Regent’s Park: All My Sons, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Other theatre includes: (Mogadishu, 1984, Macbeth Fatherland, (Royal Exchange, Manchester; Cause Célèbre (Old Vic); After the Dance, Harper Regan, The Hothouse, Pillars of the Community (National Theatre); John Gabriel Borkman (Abbey Theatre, Dublin / Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York); Bingo (Young Vic); Before the Party, Children’s Children (Almeida); South Downs, The Browning Version (Chichester).

For more information visit Autograph.

Matilda James CDG - Casting Director
Matilda is a freelance casting director and creative producer from Cornwall, working on projects for theatre and screen. She was Head of Casting for Shakespeare's Globe from 2012 to 2017, where she cast over 50 shows for the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, including Hamlet Globe to Globe which toured to every country in the world between 2014-2016 and was granted UNESCO patronage.

​Recent projects include with the Barbican, York Theatre Royal and Kyiv City Ballet, #Merky Films, and Citizens of the World, the UK's leading choir for people seeking sanctuary and asylum.

Other theatre includes: Family Tree by Mojisola Adebayo (ATC / Belgrade Theatre Coventry / Brixton House); Gin Craze! by April de Angelis (Northampton Royal & Derngate / ETT); A Woman of No Importance and Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde (both for Classic Spring / NIMAX); Farinelli and the King (Shakespeare's Globe / Sonia Friedman Productions / Belasco Theatre NYC).

Film includes: BENJAMIN, POND LIFE, PORTRAITS OF DANGEROUS WOMEN and shorts GANEF, DOG DAYS and FOR HEIDI.

Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment – Producer
Founded in 2011 by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons, Runaway Entertainment is an independent theatre and film production company. Currently running in the West End, the award-winning 2:22 – A Ghost Story (Noël Coward, Gielgud, Criterion, Lyric and LA) and Disney’s Newsies. Runaway commissioned and produced the Tony and Olivier award-winning and critically acclaimed Conor McPherson/Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country, which is currently on tour in the UK following Broadway, the Old Vic, the Noël Coward, the Gielgud, Toronto’s Royal Alexandra and Australia.

​Other productions include: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Olivier Award-winning In the HeightsThe Windsors: Endgame (Prince of Wales), the Olivier Award-winning production of The Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre; Guys and Dolls in the West End and on tour; Footloose (West End, South Africa and UK tours); Flashdance (UK and international tour) and The Christmasaurus Live (Hammersmith Apollo).

Isobel David - Producer 
Isobel is a theatre producer who has been working across the commercial and subsidised sectors for the past 10 years. She is currently Producer at Runaway Entertainment, and particularly passionate about developing new and ambitious work for the stage. Recent shows include: 2:22 – A Ghost Story by Danny Robins (Noel Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre), The Windsors: Endgame, the stage adaptation of the hit TV show (Prince of Wales Theatre) and Girl From the North Country, the Conor McPherson / Bob Dylan musical (Broadway, previously the West End, The Public Theatre NYC, The Old Vic, and The Alexandra Theatre, Toronto). Isobel is also the co-founder of the award winning comedy production company Fight in the Dog, developing, supporting and producing exciting, ambitious and, crucially, funny live work, working closely with organisations such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre, VAULT Festival, New Diorama Theatre and The Pleasance and, as well touring venues across the country.

Kater Gordon - Producer 
Having worked in many aspects of theatre, television, and film, Kater now champions artists and storytellers as a producer.  She began her career in costumes at Williamstown Theatre Festival and later won an Emmy and two WGA awards for her writing on AMC’s hit television show Mad Men.  Recent projects include VANYA (Duke of York’s, Olivier Award Winner for Best Revival), Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder (The Ambassadors) 2:22 — A Ghost Story (Noël Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Criterion Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne, UK Tour), MacBeth (Dock X), Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons (Harold Pinter), Disney’s Newsies (Troubadour Wembley), and Broadway’s A Doll’s House (Hudson Theatre).

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